I have a new table saw and the miter slots are T shaped. The new miter gau
ge has a keeper on the end so you can’t seat the gauge in the slot
unless that end of the gauge bar is off the table.
I can see the advantage of this (slightly) since my new saw has the blade c
loser to the front of the table and the miter gauge has to be pulled way ba
ck for cross cutting wide stock. In this case, the keeper keeps the far en
d of the gauge from rotating up as you start the cut.
Still, I (currently) find it annoying to have to move the miter gauge end o
ff the table end to lift it off or set it in the groove. Different than ho
w I’ve done business for a very long time.
So, I am asking the group how you all feel about the keepers on these miter
gauges. Please let me know more of the pros and cons.
Strictly personal preference and while it can be annoying at times it
prevents the miter gauge from tipping and falling off the front of the
saw. This is especially helpful when cross cutting a wide board and you
have to grab some where else, other than the miter gauge, while
positioning for the cut.
Basically you don't really appreciate it until you realize the keeper
has kept the miter gauge from falling to the floor. If you never cross
cut wider than the area between the front of the blade and the front of
the saw you may never appreciate this feature.
On Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 11:46:48 AM UTC-4, Leon wrote:
slot unless that end of the gauge bar is off the table.....
...and if you're like me, you'll spend at least a half hour weighing the
pros and cons of various safe and secret places before deciding on the
perfect spot, the one that makes the most sense for that particular item,
ensuring that you won't forget where you put it.
Then, and only then, will it never ever be seen by you again.
The great thing is, whenever I do that I find all sorts of
useful stuff which was carefully set aside years ago and
immediately forgotten. It's almost like Christmas!
(of course, I then move the useful stuff to new places and
forget about them again).
I insulated the ceiling of my garage and put up new drywall (no attic
access). I found a framing square and fairly nice (not rusty and still
sharp) crosscut saw.
Helps to even out the tool-sacrifice-to-the-Gods karma
I "found" a framing square when finishing up the downstairs in order to
sell the house in VA prior to the move to TN. It was in the framing
over the shop door at bottom of stairs where it had been for probably at
least six years after closed off the shop area for dust control and then
the basement remodel project got put aside...
On Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 10:20:26 AM UTC-4, dpb wrote:
When my boys were very young, I removed a knee-wall in their bedroom to create
storage shelves with sliding doors. Creating the flat portion for the upper
track resulted in small triangular "cubbies" because of the slanted ceiling.
I had each of my 4 kids and SWMBO create a drawing and write a few words.
I wrote a little about the project, the house and my family. We dated each
sheet, rolled them up and put them in the cubbies before dry walling over them.
They'll either be there until the house comes down or a subsequent owner
decides to raise that roof or otherwise remodel that room.
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